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Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

My blogging friend Maureen at By Singing Light, like myself, is a fan of a well-retold Tam Lin story – so when she got excited about this story, I paid attention.  A column by the author on John Scalzi’s blog … Continue reading

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The Magicians of Caprona and The Seventh Wish

Here are some short takes catching up on my reading during Cybils season. The Magicians of Caprona by Diana Wynne Jones. Greenwillow Books 2001, 1980. This is a relatively stand-alone volume in the Chrestomanci series, in which he appears (as … Continue reading

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Ash & Bramble and The Star-Touched Queen

Time for some teen takes on fairy tales and mythology – favorite middle grade author Sarah Prineas with her first teen book, and debut author Roshani Chokshi. Continue reading

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The Lioness and the Spellspinner

Elements from many different fairy tales combine in this story that works as a prequel to Mahoney’s “Twelve Dancing Princesses” retelling The Storyteller and Her Sisters.  If you missed it, be sure to read my latest interview with Cheryl. The … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Cheryl Mahoney on The Lioness and the Spellspinners

My blogging friend Cheryl Mahoney over at Tales of the Marvelous has been writing a delightful fairy tale-inspired series for young adults since 2013. I’m very pleased to interview her on my blog as part of the tour for her fourth book, The Lioness and the Spellspinners, which came out October 14. Continue reading

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Moon Rising, Valiant, and The Toymaker’s Apprentice

There are only a few more weeks until the Cybils winners will be announced!  I’ve been reading finalists in other categories trying to prepare, and I’ll try to get reviews of those up soon.  In the meantime, here are more … Continue reading

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Grounded

Grounded by Megan Morrison. Scholastic, 2015. Rapunzel has grown up in a tower filled with everything she could ever want – beautiful dresses, a harp, books filled with stories about her and her beloved Witch.  All the stories warn of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Cheryl Mahoney on The People the Fairies Forget

I have enjoyed the two previous books in my blogging friend Cheryl Mahoney’s Beyond the Tales series, The Wanderers and The Storyteller and Her Sisters.  This is part of the blog tour for her latest book, which I am very much looking forward … Continue reading

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One Witch at a Time

More Cybils reading! One Witch at a Time by Stacy DeKeyser. Simon & Schuster, 2015. This book is the sequel to The Brixen Witch, which I haven’t read, but I deduce from references in this book was a Pied Piper … Continue reading

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Interstellar Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Robots

Here are two recent STEM-friendly sci-fi fairy tale retellings for young readers – one from the library and one my love found at our friendly local comic book store. Interstellar Cinderella. By Deborah Underwood. Illustrated by Meg Hunt. Chronicle Kids, … Continue reading

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